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Measure Outlines MHC Closure Rules

October 31st, 2012 Comments off

Following up on a post we published Oct. 26, 2012 regarding legislation Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed to protect residents of MHCs that close, LehighValleyLive informs MHProNews the drive for this measure began in 2006 when 50 families of the Barbosa Mobile Home Park in Northampton County were given 30 days to vacate with no required relocation expense. Ashley Development Corp., which had planned condominiums for the site, ended up providing $250,000 for relocation expense although they did not have to. The newly-signed legislation, scheduled to take effect this Dec., requires MHC owners to inform residents within 60 days of a decision to close; allows residents six months to leave; pays them up to $4,000 relocation expense for a single section and $6,000 for a multi-section home; and pays $2,500, or the value of the home, whichever is the highest amount for those unwilling or unable to relocate. The site of the former Barbosa MHC has yet to be developed.

(Photo credit: DoylestownPatch—Penn. House of Representatives)

New PA Law Affects MHCs that Close

October 26th, 2012 Comments off

According to mcall, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law House Bill 1767, a measure that amends the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act that requires written notice to homeowners of a decision to close a community. The law also prescribes relocation expenses when homeowners do not have the means to move their homes. MHProNews has learned the measure also sets out the procedure for dealing with abandoned manufactured homes.

(Photo credit: DoylestownPatch–Pennsylvania House of Representatives)